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Pediatrics

George F. Van Hare, MD

Current Position
Lewis Larrick Ward Professor, Pediatrics
Director, David Goldring Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Service, St Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia - Pediatric

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Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-6095
Fax:   314-454-2561
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St Louis Children's Hospital
One St. Louis Children's Place, Suite D, Floor 2
St. Louis , MO  63110
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Areas of Clinical Interest
Heart rhythm disorders in children, and in adults with congenital heart disease; radiofrequency catheter ablation, cryoablation, pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, (ICD), implantation and follow-up.

Areas of Research Interest
Multicenter clinical research in pediatric heart rhythm disorders; biology of atrioventricular node reentry; mapping and ablation of post-operative atrial and ventricular tachycardia.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Cardiology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S. (Chemistry): Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1980
Medical Degree: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington CT, 1980
Residency: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH , 1983
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH , 1984
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, OH , 1986
Fellowship: Electrophysiology (Adult), University of California San Francisco, CA, 1988
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX , 1989
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, University of California San Francisco, CA, 1989
Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society
Society for Pediatric Research
American Pediatric Society
Immediate Past President, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

Collins KK, Schaffer MS, Liberman L, Saarel E, Knecht M, Tanel RE, Bradley D, Dubin AM, Paul T, Salerno J, Bar-Cohen Y, Sreeram N, Sanatani S, Law IH, Blaufox A, Batra A, Moltedo JM, VAN Hare GF, Reed J, Ro PS, Kugler J, Anderson C, Triedman JK; members of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Fascicular and nonfascicular left ventricular tachycardias in the young: an international multicenter study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun;24(6):640-8.

Van Hare GF. Magnetocardiography in the diagnosis of fetal arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Jun 20.

Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW; American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Promotion of physical activity for children and adults with congenital heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 May 28;127(21):2147-59.

Walsh EP, Bar-Cohen Y, Batra AS, Dick M 2nd, Erickson C, Fish F, Hamilton RM, Kanter RJ, Reed JH, Van Hare GF, Vetter VL, Webster G, Walsh EP, Bar-Cohen Y, Hamilton RM, Reed JH, Van Hare GF. Recommendations for advanced fellowship training in clinical pediatric and congenital electrophysiology: a report from the training and credentialing committee of the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society. Heart Rhythm. 2013 May;10(5):775-81.

Silva JN, Vashist S, Van Hare GF. 3:2 antegrade atrioventricular block with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia: what is the mechanism and where is the block? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul;35(7):877-9.

Ceresnak SR, Tanel RE, Pass RH, Liberman L, Collins KK, Van Hare GF, Gates GJ, Dubin AM. Clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of antidromic tachycardia in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Apr;35(4):480-8.

Vashist S, Silva JN, Van Hare GF, Papez AL, Su WW, Rhee EK. Unusually high association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and complex heart defects in children with fasciculoventricular pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar;35(3):308-13.

Van Hare GF. On the evolution of the fontan operation: from an electrophysiologist's perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep 7;56(11):897-8.

Silver ES, Silva JN, Ceresnak SR, Chiesa NA, Rhee EK, Dubin AM, Avasarala K, Van Hare GF, Collins KK. Cryoablation with an 8-mm tip catheter for pediatric atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia is safe and efficacious with a low incidence of recurrence. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun 1;33(6):681-6.

Bayliss SJ, Berk DR, Van Hare GF, Balzer D, Yamada K, Lueder G, Lanoel A, de la Fuente V, Cordisco MR. Re: Propranolol treatment for hemangioma of infancy: risks and recommendations. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 May-Jun;27(3):319-20; author reply 320-1.

Anand RG, Rosenthal GL, Van Hare GF, Snyder CS. Is the mechanism of supraventricular tachycardia in pediatrics influenced by age, gender or ethnicity? Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Nov-Dec;4(6):464-8.

Friedberg MK, Dubin AM, Van Hare GF, McDaniel G, Niksch A, Rosenthal DN. Acute effects of single-site pacing from the left and right ventricle on ventricular function and ventricular-ventricular interactions in children with normal hearts. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Sep-Oct;4(5):356-61.

Van Hare GF. Pediatric electrophysiology series--catheter ablation in children. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Mar;6(3):423-5.

Collins KK, Van Hare GF, Kertesz NJ, Law IH, Bar-Cohen Y, Dubin AM, Etheridge SP, Berul CI, Avari JN, Tuzcu V, Sreeram N, Schaffer MS, Fournier A, Sanatani S, Snyder CS, Smith RT Jr, Arabia L, Hamilton R, Chun T, Liberman L, Kakavand B, Paul T, Tanel RE. Pediatric nonpost-operative junctional ectopic tachycardia medical management and interventional therapies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Feb 24;53(8):690-7.

Khairy P, Van Hare GF. Catheter ablation in transposition of the great arteries with Mustard or Senning baffles. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Feb;6(2):283-9.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to Library National of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. George F. Van Hare.

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